Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Brand Spankin New

This site is all of 5 hrs old and I am thrilled that there is even one at all! A huge THANK YOU to the people who stop me on the street and say "That is the cutest outfit I've ever seen, where can I get one?" or "My daughter would love that!" If you want to see more pictures you can go to its the site I set up for my family where I could post and say "look what I did today!" And the biggest shout out ever to my husband who now knows where the misappropriated funds go and loves me anyway.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tutu Cute

You have to know going in that your kid will not wear anything else, even to bed for a long time!
These skirts are made of the softest nylon tule and twirl out something fierce. My oldest daughter, Isabel (the one in the blue skirt) is a TOM BOY and I couldn't believe it when she put her skirt on without complaining and started swishing it back and forth and then bouncing the ruffle on her knees, she said it was just like juggling her soccer ball and then wonder of wonders she told me it was her FAVORITE SKIRT EVER! We will find the princess in that tom boy yet! The other two are just as in love with theirs, in fact Annie (pink) wore her's hiking last week because she refused to take it off. And Madeline (purple) wears her skirt to school.
These skirts come in: Candy pink, Light blue, Red, Jade green, Rainbow, and Black.

The Why and How

Years ago when my mother was trying to teach me how to sew in the ifinite wisdom of a fifteen year old I told her that sewing was a dying art and I wasn't going to ressurect it. It was absolutly something I was never going to need or want to do...ever! Then I had kids. My first project was a Halloween costume for my first little girl who was just 8 mo. old (a cute little bunny rabbit). I went to the store and had to have help purchasing supplies because I didn't even know they had all that written down on the back of the pattern. When I got home with two weeks to go until Halloween and no money left for a store bought costume I sat down at my old hand-me-down sewing machine and cried. I realized I didn't even know where to start. Luckily I am surrounded by incredible and talented people who are willing to help and love me even when I am ridiculous. My Aunt came over and walked me through the pattern step by step. Thank you Jennie! After that my ambition was purely for Halloween, nobody knows if costumes are a little lacking. I've always bought clothes and then tried to alter them to get the look I wanted (it didn't always work out well) but now with two little girls only 13 mo. apart I started to do some designing for matchy fourth of July outfits which I farmed out to Grandma who did a spectacular job. Finally when my oldest daughter was 4 yrs. old I called up a good friend (the Home-Ec/4-H queen, Cheryl) and begged her to teach me how to sew a shirt. It took her all day to help me :). With confidence still shaky but growing I branched out...Jammies! After my third little girl my mom made them all the cutest twirlly skirts ever, they wore them everywhere and then if you can believe it they started to grow out of them! What was I going to do? My mom is wonder woman and busy, busy, busy so I couln't ask her to make more and oh no! family pictures were comming up! We were all supposed to wear yellow...we didn't own anything yellow. What is a girl to do? With one week before pictures (June 2008), freaking out but a little excited I went for it and my very own twirlly skirts were born! And they were fabulous! I had so much fun that I even sewed a skirt for my niece to match. And what is a cute outfit without a cute bow and braclet to match? From there things have just taken off and my mom just laughs. I still have difficulty with patterns so I just make my own.

Cute Shirt and Pant Sets